Archbishop’s Letter of Support
When I was first approached about the Oratory establishing its first Australian community in Brisbane, I was keen but I doubted that it would have the momentum required. In the meantime, I have been pleasantly surprised to see how doors have opened that I thought may have stayed closed. I offer every encouragement to the priests and seminarians who are looking to bring the witness of St Philip Neri to these shores. His was a presence which struck me greatly in my years in Rome, and something of St Philip’s holiness and humanity is surely part of a new evangelisation in Australia. May the God of all joy bless this enterprise in every way.